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Kingscote is the perfect base for your holiday, as it is central to all the island's attractions and offers the best range for evening dining, take-away meals and shopping.


There are dining options with menus to suit all palates, but as a rule meal orders are required before 8pm. Most hotels have weekly specials, so try an evening out at -

  • The Queenscliffe Family Hotel
  • Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
  • Aurora Ozone
  • Shekina Cafe
  • Yellow Ash ‘n’ Chili Café


There are also a few take-away food outlets with menu-boards to tempt your taste-buds, including -

  • The Country Cottage
  • Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafood
  • Shekina Cafe
  • Roger’s Cafe
  • Lighthouse Cafe
  • Aurora Ozone Gourmet Pizza


Kingscote shopping centre hours are from 9am to 5.30pm weekdays and from 9am to 12noon on Saturdays. In January some outlets have extended shopping hours to cater for visitors. Drake Foodland is the Island’s main supermarket, open from 8am to 7pm weekdays, with late-night shopping on Thursday, and on Saturday from 8am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.


There is one automatic teller outlet on Kangaroo Island - at Bank SA inKingscote, but EFTPOS facilities are available in most shops and after hours at most service stations in Kingscote.


Fuel can be purchased from a number of service stations in Kingscote up until 7.30pm. Portable gas cylinders can also be topped up at most fuel outlets.


There is a medical clinic in Murray Street, which is open between 9am and 5.30pm and on Saturdays/Sundays at 9am and 6pm until all patients have been seen to. Their phone number is (08) 8553 2037. After hours medical emergencies should be directed to the local Hospital on the Esplanade (telephone (08) 8553 4200)

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